Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 17 January 2069 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 15 January 2069 at 12:16.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1788" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2069 after 19 days on 6 February 2069 at 05:29.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 853 of Meeus index or 1806 from Brown series.
Length of current 853 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 52 minutes. It is 2 hours and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 854 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠279.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠310.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
2 days after point of apogee on 14 January 2069 at 12:33 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 January 2069 at 07:47 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 400 825 km (249 061 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 478 km (227 719 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 13:49 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 30 January 2069 at 12:42 in ♉ Taurus.
At 13:49 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
12 days after previous North standstill on 5 January 2069 at 11:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.637°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.561° in the next southern standstill on 19 January 2069 at 21:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 23 January 2069 at 03:36 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.